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 Post subject: Linux and hardware compatibility
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Hello Folks,

I'm trying to source a motherboard/CPU combination which will run Linux as well as Windows.

I thought the motherboard was the potential problem, but I've just read that it's the CPU architecture that determines compatibilty with Linux.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Linux and hardware compatibility
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:39 pm 
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I would recommend selecting an architecture at least one level behind what is current. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux and hardware compatibility
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Thanks for replying Scott,

Just to clarify, is it the CPU architecture or the motherboard architecture I need to consider with regard to Linux? Or both?

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I would say both the CPU and chipset (motherboard) architecture. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Linux and hardware compatibility
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Thank you Scott,

Much appreciated.

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